What is Exercise Physiology?
Exercise physiology is the study of the effects of exercise on the human body. By studying how different forms of exercise provide different results in humans, the exercise physiologist has learned how to recommend certain exercise to achieve certain results.
Exercise physiology has become a much sought-after science for people who have suffered a debilitating setback to their physical health after an accident or illness.
The practice of exercise physiology takes into account oxygen levels, plasma glucose and the effects of dehydration as well the more molecular levels of the body that are affected when we exercise. They also take into account the stresses and strains that a certain type of motion can take on a human body in recommending a personal regimen of rehabilitative exercises.
The exercise physiologist will offer health and behavioral coaching, exercise counseling and physical rehabilitation. They are effective in improving the health and lifestyles of people suffering from cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and other systemic diseases as well as musculoskeletal conditions and diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis.
The Need for Exercise Physiology in Australia
There is a growing need for exercise physiology in Australia as many of the older citizens are adopting a more sedentary lifestyle as well as contracting cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases such as arteriosclerosis.
There needs to be an increase in awareness among these citizens that staying active can effectively mitigate the effects of these diseases, prolong lifespans as well as offer a more positive mental outlook on life as a whole.